New Job Child And Caregiver Support Worker - Term Under 9 Months In Saskatchewan
|Child and Caregiver Support Worker - term under 9 months|
Child and Caregiver Support Worker - term under 9 months
Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $28.96–$36.30 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan
The Ministry of Social Services invests in positive outcomes for people in areas of income support, child and family services, supports for persons with disabilities and affordable housing. We work with citizens as they build better lives for themselves through economic independence, strong families, and strong community organizations.
We are looking for dynamic individuals who are devoted to helping others and improving the lives and wellbeing of children and families to join our team of Child & Caregiver Support Workers. In this role, you will provide a range of services designed to provide protective, preventative and support services to children and their families using the P.R.I.D.E. model and The Family Centered Case Management Model of practice.
In this position you will:
- Be responsible for casework and resource planning related to a variety of programs for children in care, foster families and/or extended family caregivers;
- Work effectively and positively to support regional directions that continuously improve or enhance service delivery to children and their families;
- Deliver training or facilitate groups for educational/support purposes;
- Conduct family assessments for prospective adoptive, foster or extended family based caregivers;
- Facilitate placements, providing post-placement support and maintenance;
- Provide support for caregivers to develop planning in children’s best interests and work to establish the supports required;
- Work with foster parents/caregivers to plan and prepare for the child’s return home;
- Act as a liason and consultant where required, with FNCFS and other community agencies, on matters relating to service delivery for caregivers and decisions regarding children; and
- Complete documentation in accordance with professional standards of practice.
The Ideal Candidate
As our successful candidate, you will:
- Have a sincere commitment to relationships & community, practicing from a place of connection;
- Demonstrate critical thinking in completing risk assessments, judgment and decision making skills implementing stringent protocols and processes for the transfer of files and information to Child Protection or other Child and Family service workers and supervisors;
- Have knowledge of multi-cultural beliefs & values, with emphasis on First Nations and Métis;
- Have knowledge of poverty, systemic and socio-economic issues and how they impact on people; and
- advocate on behalf of clients to ensure access to services and resources; remove barriers to independence and promote client well-being.
If you have a passion towards ensuring the safety and well-being of children and want to join a collaborative, dedicated team of professionals focused on strengthening our communities and cultures, these opportunities are for you!
To qualify for this position, you will possess a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work degree from an accredited university, as approved by the SASW/CASW or CASWE. The successful candidate will be required to travel, work flexible hours that may include evenings or weekends, and transport children (or parents) in service delivery.
Candidates must clearly indicate in their covering letter or resume where they have acquired their knowledge, skills, abilities. Selection of candidates will be assessed based on this information.
While the representation of Indigenous staff within the Ministry of Social Services has been prioritized, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. All candidate applications will be reviewed and only those requested to interview will be contacted.
To learn more about Social Services, please visit the following website:
Ministry of Social Services | Ministries | Government of Saskatchewan